Special Education

Ludlow Public Schools

205 FULLER STREET | LUDLOW, MA 01056 | Phone 413-583-8372 Ext 109 | FAX 413-583-5652

Mrs. Eva Tillotson

Director of Special Education

413-583-5665 Ext 109

FAX 413 583-5652

e_tillotson@ludlowps.org

The Ludlow Public School currently service 446 students on IEPs from ages 3-22, who attend both in and out of district programs. We offer students services with a wide variety of disabilities and levels of needs, most of whom you will see in the public school setting.

Service Delivery Overview

In Ludlow, we have many different options for service delivery.

Inclusion Support- At all levels there are students who receive support within the general education classroom.

Substantially Separate Programs- At the elementary, middle and high schools the district provides specialized support for students who require more intensive instruction, 60% or more of their academic day.

Specific Programs

LLD (Language Based Learning Disabilities): This program is typically for students with at least average cognitive ability, but significant deficits in one or more aspects of language development, reading, written expression and spelling.

Focus program: This program is primarily for students with moderate cognitive, language and academic deficits.

Autism: The district offers a specialized program for students on the spectrum who are able to participate in general education for most of their academic day.

Intensive Needs: These programs, currently are at the elementary school level and primarily provides support for more involved students with autism. Students with other needs are also served in this program.

SIP (Structured Individualized Program): This program is in the elementary, midddle and high schools to support students with social, emotional and behavioral needs. Students may receive full time support in a SIP classroom or may also attend general education classes with support.

Life Skills/Autism program: This program is located at Ludlow High School and is for students that require academic support, support in daily living activities and pre-vocational training.

Child Find Procedures

It is the responsibility of the Ludlow School District to locate, identify, and evaluate any child (ages 3-22) who is a resident of Ludlow and may have a disability. Referrals are generated from various sources (parents, physicians, school programs, Early Intervention, etc.). Evaluations may include speech, fine motor, gross motor, and/or school psychological evaluations. For further information regarding the Child Find Procedures please contact the LPS Special Education Office at 583-5665 ext. 109. Click here to read the 2020-21 Child Find letter.

Procedural Safeguards

If you would like to access the Procedural Safeguardsfrom the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, please click here. If you have any questions about those rights, please feel free to contact any of the administrators listed below. We will do our best to answer any questions or provide additional resources for you.